The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been recognized as one of the most successful U.S. foreign assistance programs in American history. By partnering with governments and civil society in affected countries since 2003, PEPFAR has supported the delivery of critical treatment and prevention services to people living with and at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), saving 25 million lives and preventing millions of HIV infections across the globe. In training health workers, strengthening laboratory capabilities, and fortifying supply chains, PEPFAR’s investments have helped strengthen local health systems and prepared partner countries to respond to other health threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2022.
Please join the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security on Monday, October 23rd from 4:30 to 5:45 PM ET online for a conversation highlighting opportunities for the United States to deepen its support for aligned approaches to HIV and pandemic preparedness and response and to lead global partners in recognizing the importance of integrating HIV and global health security and diplomacy efforts. The event will feature introductory remarks by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Member, CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security, and a keynote address by Ambassador-At Large John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. The remarks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Julie Gerberding, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and Co-Chair of the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security, and including Mark Dybul, Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center and Senior Advisor at the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact and Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, Vice President, Head of Global Public Policy, Corporate Affairs, Merck & Co.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The CSIS Working Group on Reinvigorating U.S. Leadership on HIV/AIDS offers recommendations for advancing progress on reaching the goal of eliminating HIV as a global public health threat by 2030 while maximizing the contributions to pandemic preparedness and response.
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